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father time

fa·ther time
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fah-th er tahym]
    • /ˈfɑ ðər taɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fah-th er tahym]
    • /ˈfɑ ðər taɪm/

Definitions of father time words

  • noun father time the personification of time as an old man, usually in a white robe, having a white beard, and carrying a scythe. 1
  • noun father time time personified as an old bearded man, usually carrying a scythe and an hourglass 0
  • noun father time time personified as a very old man carrying a scythe and an hourglass 0

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Parts of speech for Father time

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

father time popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

father time usage trend in Literature

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